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ACV306 - Artists' Books Studio

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

Final year of offer 2017

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Simon Grennan





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


Artists' books question traditional notions of the book as simply the carrier or container of a text. This unit explores the practice of artists' books and introduces students to creative strategies that will guide the construction of their own artists' book. It re-examines expectations of what a book is through exploration of form (e.g. scrolls, accordion, pop-ups, single sheet, sculptural); technique (painting, printmaking, collage, photography, written word, typography); narrative devices; and various modes of distribution (as unique or as multiples). The unit foregrounds the relationships between content and form, and text and image.


Production of 3 artists' books, 2400 word equivalent, 60%

In-class Report, 400 word equivalent, 10%

Journal/Visual Diary, 1200 word equivalent, 30%

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